CURRICULAR GUIDE

Quality Technician
Certificate of Achievement

Curriculum Code: 0899  (Effective Fall 2000 - Summer 2005)

The quality technician is a paraprofessional who supports quality engineers and
the manufacturing production function. Tasks of the quality technician include
measuring, testing, and other evaluations of production; preparing quality plans
and instructions; analyzing measurement systems; maintaining a program of
certification and calibration for measurement devices; collecting and analyzing
quality data; solving problems; and training inspectors and process operators.
This program provides students with training and skills for an entry-level
position in quality assurance with emphasis on technical areas of quality.

Students should see the "Course Descriptions" section of this catalog or the
Course Schedule for course prerequisite information.  Basic skills assessment and
advising information may be found on page 8 of this catalog.

Contact the Technology Careers Department, Gannon Vocational-Technical Center,
Room 136, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                 TOTAL: 31 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
DTDS 100    CAD/Drafting Concepts                                            4
DTDS 110    Industrial Blueprint Reading                                     3
QUAL 100    Intro Quality Assurance                                          4
QUAL 103    Probability/Stats Qual Assur                                     4
QUAL 104    Process Control Charting                                         3
QUAL 107    Problem-Solving Techniques                                       3
QUAL 115    Metrology                                                        4
QUAL 135    Measure/Gage Geom Tolerances                                     3
QUAL 242    Quality Auditing                                                 3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                TOTAL: 5-12 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   Related Technical Courses                              5-8 Credits
CNCP 101    PC Applications for Technology                                   3
MACH 100    Manufacturing Processes                                          4
MACH 135    Metallurgy and Heat Treat                                        4
QUAL 200    Quality Improvement Teams                                        4
QUAL 203    Quality Systems Management                                       4
QUAL 205    Cost of Quality                                                  3
QUAL 224    Supervisory Skills for Quality                                   3
QUAL 251    Current Qual Assur Topics                                        1
QUAL 252    Current QA Topics II                                             2

CHOICE 2:   Mathematics (See Note 1)                               0-4 Credits
MATH 112    Intermediate Algebra                                             4
MATH 115    Technical Math II                                                4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   36

1.    Students may waive the mathematics requirement by passing the MATH 112
      Proficiency Examination with the equivalent of a 2.0 grade or higher. This
      exam is administered free of charge in the Learning Center, Room 309, Arts
      and Sciences Building.
2.    Students should confer with a program advisor to assure that selection of
      Limited Choice courses will best fit their career plans.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have transferred
in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill) should contact
an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III
DTDS 100          DTDS 110          QUAL 135
QUAL 100          QUAL 104          QUAL 242
QUAL 103          QUAL 107          Lim.Ch.
Lim.Ch.           QUAL 115